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The Met Hokusai : He Saw the World in a Wave

The Met Hokusai : He Saw the World in a Wave

Published: 4 Nov 2021

Hardback, 56 pages

Recommended for age 7+

By Susie Hodge

Illustrated by Kim Ekdahl

Published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd

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See the world through Hokusai's eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces. Have you ever wondered exactly what your favourite artists were looking at to make them draw, sculpt, or paint the way they did? In this charming illustrated series of books to keep and collect, created in full collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see what they saw, and be inspired to create your own artworks, too. In What the Artist Saw: Hokusai, meet groundbreaking Japanese artist Hokusai.

Step into his life and learn what led him to create more than 30,000 works of art, including his famous woodcut views of The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Mount Fuji. Discover how he planned to live to 110 and even produced the first ever pieces of manga! Have a go at making your own printed artworks. In this series, follow the artists' stories and find intriguing facts about their environments and key masterpieces.

The What the Artist Saw series

The Met Louise Bourgeois : She Saw the World as a Textured Tapestry
The Met Faith Ringgold : Narrating the World in Pattern and Colour
The Met Hokusai : He Saw the World in a Wave

The Art and Artists set

A collection of children's books about art and artists. Selected by our highly experienced and qualified team of teachers, librarians and education consultants.